Do you talk about video games on Facebook? I guess I do sometimes. Usually a colossal whinge about firmware updates or Bloodborne boss fights.
Apparently video game chatter is big part of Facebook these days. What games are we talking about?
I was actually– honestly — very surprised. Here’s the top ten list:
1. FIFA 15
2. Fallout Shelter & Fallout 4
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
4. Mortal Kombat X
5. Batman: Arkham Knight
6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
7. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
8. Dying Light
9. Star Wars Battlefront
10. Halo 5: Guardians
Actually, the more I think about it, the less it surprises me. FIFA 15 at the top seems strange but it is about as mainstream as it gets.
The fact that Mortal Kombat X is so high is also strange. Maybe I live in a gamer’s bubble, but I don’t remember people really getting excited or talking about that game. I’m blown away by the fact it ranks above Star Wars Battlefront.
On that note: I’m surprised Star Wars Battlefront didn’t crack the top 5. I mean, just in terms of the discussion, the Star Wars brand and the exposure its getting in the lead up to The Force Awakens — I thought that might have been enough to put it in the top three or maybe even the top spot. I guess not.
I’m also surprised Fallout 4 is so high. It just goes to show how mainstream the series is now, and how big a deal it was.